The Five Stormtroopers reviewing Sabaton – The War to End All Wars: Peter Andersson Öhrn

4/10

I start off by saying I give the band all credits in the world for doing their thing and writing and singing about wars in our time that might be a bit outrageous. But on the other hand I think that it’s a good twist to not only sing about the most known battles but as much about the lesser known parts of the wars.

What if they could release a sing-along album? With the narrator from the first track “Sarajevo” reading the lyrics…Then it´d be interesting.

The melodies are catchy as hell but then again I just cant go past the vocals. Sorry all Jocke and all Sabatonfans in the world, but I have listened to a whole Sabaton album and that’s something I haven’t dared to do since their early days.
Still, “Dreadnought” is a good enough track to get my attention for a while.

As I have not followed anything this band has done since their first album, I cant say anything about the use of synthesizers on a song like “Soldiers of Heaven”. Is it a watershed? Another surprisingly enjoyable song.

Then again “Hellfighters” is just what I just can not bare with the band. And during “Race To The Sea” I hear a lyric line that reminds me of Eclipse shockingly enough-or is it my brain playing a trick with me?
That is what I can focus on an album like this. Comparisons to other songs and bands. Because on no matter how open minded I am the fact remains that they will have to do something extraordinary to get my attention again. When will they do a cover of Motörheads 1916….wait a minute – erase that thought please….

Sorry to say but this is an album that sounds all the same to me. I know its a cliche but still…
Of course there are glimpses of “wow” here and there (Dreadnought and Unkillable soldier).
But thanks but no thanks. I thank the editor for convincing me to do this. It was challenging and interesting but….

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Band: Sabaton
Title: The War to End All wars
Label: Nuclear Blast
Date of release: 2022-02-04
Stand Out Track: Sarajevo,Versailes
Rate: 4/10

Country of origin: Sweden
Playing time: 48.30

The Five Stormtroopers reviewing Sabaton – The War to End All Wars: Peter Andersson Öhrn

March 1, 2022

The melodies are catchy as hell but then again I just cant go past the vocals. Sorry all Jocke and all Sabatonfans in the world, but I have listened to a whole Sabaton album and that's something I haven't dared to do since their early days.

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